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Salinity Scale

Use this resource to check the salinity tolerances of humans, crops, livestock, compare your EC results  and understand how salinity can impact on all areas of life

 

  • All, Fact sheet, Poster, Salinity, Water Science,
  • All Regions,

Waterbug poster

Use this poster as a field guide to identify waterbugs in your sample, understand the in-stream habitats they prefer and use the sensitivity scores to rate the health of your waterway.

It can be laminated (or similar) and used with white board markers for longevity.

 

  • Activity Sheet, All, Guide/activity booklet, Lower Primary, Lower Secondary, Poster, Teacher, Upper Primary, Upper Secondary, Water bugs,
  • All Regions,

Waterbug colouring sheets

Use Melbourne Water’s beautiful colouring images of waterbugs for education / relaxation.

A mix of waterbugs

Sensitive waterbugs

Mayfly life cycles

  • Activity Sheet, All, Lower Primary, Lower Secondary, Teacher, Upper Primary, Upper Secondary, Water bugs,
  • All Regions,

Platypus colouring sheet

Use Melbourne Water’s beautiful image of the platypus as a mindful colouring activity.

  • Activity Sheet, All, Fauna (animals), Lower Primary, Lower Secondary, Teacher, Upper Primary, Upper Secondary,
  • All Regions,

Carp Fact Sheet

Find out about this introduced fish species and how carp impact on our waterways

  • All, Fact sheet, Fauna (animals), Lower Primary, Lower Secondary, Teacher, Upper Primary, Upper Secondary,
  • All Regions,

Salinity in our waterways poster

  • All, Poster, Salinity, Teacher, Water Science,
  • All Regions,

Wimmera Catchment Management Authority Map

See the Wimmera Catchment with colour and clear outline of waterways and water bodies.

 

You can find a map of the Wimmera Catchment here – which is different to the CMA borders (a little confusing I know!).

  • All, Catchments, Map, Type, Waterways,
  • Wimmera CMA,

How to make a bug dial

Make your own bug dial so that you can look at individual bugs and the way they move, their tolerance, where they live and special features.

 

 

  • Activity Sheet, All, Guide/activity booklet, Lower Primary, Lower Secondary, Teacher, Upper Primary, Upper Secondary, Water bugs,
  • All Regions,

Our platypus – information brochure (posters)

Information developed by Melbourne Water about monitoring for the platypus. Lots of great information and potential posters for the classroom.

  • All, Fact sheet, Fauna (animals), Suitable age group, Topics, Type,
  • All Regions, Melbourne Water,

Creating a frog friendly habitat

Find out all about how to create a frog friendly habitat

  • All, Fact sheet, Fauna (animals), Lower Primary, Lower Secondary, Teacher, Upper Primary, Upper Secondary,
  • All Regions,

All about water bugs

Use this information and images about water bugs to put each of the water bugs into the correct habitat on the  in-stream-habitat-poster or play a game of snap!

 

 

  • Activity Sheet, All, Fauna (animals), Game, Suitable age group, Topics, Type, Water bugs, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Map of Melbourne’s Catchments

Explore the catchments of Melbourne!

  • All, Catchments, Map, Waterways,
  • Melbourne Water,

The Natural Water Cycle

Explore the Natural Water Cycle through South East Water’s interactive game

 

  • All, Catchments, Game, Lower Primary, Lower Secondary, Teacher, Type, Upper Primary, Upper Secondary, Urban Water, Water cycles, Waterways, Website,
  • All Regions,

Run of the River Game (Murray Darling Basin)

This game is educational and fun!

You have the following challenge: Water is scarce and needs to be shared around. You must deliver the bubbles of water from the river to the wetlands, farms and communities, whilst keeping the river mouth connected to the ocean. Control dam releases to quench the thirst of all your water consumers through the challenges of flood, drought, evaporation, seasonal changes….

  • All, Catchments, Game, Suitable age group, Topics, Type, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Colouring sheet – Growling Grass Frog

  • Activity Sheet, All, Fauna (animals), Suitable age group, Topics, Type,
  • All Regions, Melbourne Water,

Colouring sheet – Frog Life Cycle

  • Activity Sheet, All, Fauna (animals), Suitable age group, Topics, Type,
  • All Regions, Melbourne Water,

Mindfulness Colouring Sheet – Frogs

  • Activity Sheet, All, Fauna (animals), Suitable age group, Topics, Type, Waterways,
  • All Regions, Melbourne Water,

Brain bending time fillers

Engaging activities to stimulate minds and consolidate learning in those idle moments in your classroom schedule

  • All, Game, General, Guide/activity booklet, Lower Primary, Lower Secondary, Teacher, Upper Primary, Upper Secondary,
  • All Regions,

Corangamite Catchment Map

See where Corangamite’s Catchments are… you might like to print this to put on your wall at school.

 

  • All, Catchments, Map, Waterways,
  • Corangamite CMA,

Frog Information from the Amphibian Research Centre

Find out all about the frogs and where you can find them, how to encourage them to your area and some rules around frogs too – Frog Info here!

  • All, Catchments, Fact sheet, Fauna (animals),
  • Corangamite CMA,

North Central CMA Region 3D map

Enjoy a birds-eye view of the North Central region to understand our topography, catchments and land uses.

  • All, Catchments, Map, Waterways,
  • North Central CMA,

Exploring Estuaries Guide

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  • All Regions,

Exploring Water Bugs

Find out all about the weird and wonderful details of all the water bugs with flip charts for each animal.

  • All, Water bugs,

Nine days on Tang Tang Swamp

A beautiful and breathtaking secret insight into life on a drying waterhole at a public wetland located in north central Victoria

  • All, Fauna (animals), Video, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Fresh and Salty video

Fresh and Salty is a highly engaging short animated film produced by the Wimmera CMA.  It is the perfect way to introduce the topic of salinity to your students

  • All, Catchments, Salinity, Video, Water Science,
  • All Regions,